Nvidia is setting their gears to release a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. The 1660 Ti graphics card is one of the most-awaited GPUs of the year.
A German Amazon listed the piece. Additionally, we have some benchmarks on the card. We only want you to prepare to buy the best pieces for your gaming PC.
When is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU coming out?
The rumor mills have already turned several times already. So much misinformation might signal the 1660 Ti is not coming with Pascal architecture as previously expected. Instead, the upcoming units will be Turing-based and thus feature Nvidia’s latest technologies.
According to Tom’s Hardware site, the GPU is also going to be the company’s first Turing-based 12nm gaming graphics card coming out without real-time ray tracing skills.
Let’s remember AMD already launch the first 7nm chips on their AMD Radeon VII GPU. However, results are mixed, as the piece is costly and doesn’t provide that much of an improvement compared to previous-gen AMD graphic cards.
So, let’s cut to the chase. An official release date for the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti is still unknown. However, sources from tech site NDTV have reported the GPU might be coming out by February 22.
What we know about the GTX 1660 Ti
If our information is correct, the upcoming series of 1660 Ti GPUs has the name of GeForce GTX 16.
The GPU has a custom design, just like tech site Videocardz confirmed at the end of January.
The European Economics Commission registered four different models, two with 6GB and two with 3GB.
The German Amazon listing also showed the graphics card with a backplate, a triple-fan cooler, three DisplayPort outputs, and a single HDMI port.
Other rumors are sharing the 1660 Ti’s benchmark. The GPU was tested on 2K at high graphics settings. The result is just above the GTX 1070 or the AMD Vega 64.
Furthermore, the Austrian-based supplier I-CS has also listed two custom designs by Zodiac manufacturer.
In summary, the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti specs are:
- 1536 CUDA cores; a cheaper version with 1280 CUDA cores will also ship as a non-Ti version for $229;
- 12GBps fast GDDR6 or GDDR5 memory;
- The price range is between $270 to $279.
Finally, we expect the entry-level GTX 1650 will launch in late March for $179.
All in all, the GTX 16 series is a budget-friendly mid-range GPU lineup.